Vikash Sharma

The very severe cyclonic storm “Biparjoy” (pronounced as “Biporjoy”) over eastcentral Arabian Sea has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm and is likely to make landfall between Gujarat’s Kutch and Karachi in Pakistan, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

As per the IMD, the extremely severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy is about 580 km west-southwest of Mumbai, 480 km south-southwest of Porbandar, 530 km south-southwest of Devbhumi Dwarka, 610 km south-southwest of Naliya and 780 km south of Karachi (Pakistan).

The IMD further informed that it is very likely to move nearly northward till June 14 morning, then move north-northeastwards and cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) around noon of June 15 as a very severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph.

Heavy Rainfall Alert

The IMD has issued heavy rainfall warning for Gujarat (Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh and Morbi districts).

June 14: Light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagarh and Morbi districts of Saurashtra & Kutch.

The intensity of rainfall would increase with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka & Jamnagar and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Porbandar, Rajkot, Morbi & Junagarh districts of Gujarat on June 15.

Isolated heavy rainfall is very likely to occur over remaining districts of Saurashtra and north Gujarat region on June 15.

Wind Warning

June 13: Gale wind speed reaching 145-155 kmph gusting to 170 kmph is likely to prevail over northeast and adjoining central Arabian Sea. Gale wind speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph over adjoining areas of northwest Arabian Sea.

June 14: Gale wind speed reaching 135-145 kmph gusting to 160 kmph is likely to prevail over northeast Arabian Sea. Gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph over adjoining areas of central & northwest Arabian Sea.

June 15: Gale wind speed reaching 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph is likely to prevail over northeast Arabian Sea and likely to decrease becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph from evening over the region. Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely over adjoining areas of central Arabian Sea.

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